The woman who plunged into the Thames during London terror attack has been named

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Andreaa Crista has been identified as the woman who fell in the Thames (Picture: Facebook)
Andreaa Crista has been identified as the woman who fell in the Thames (Picture: Facebook)

The woman who plunged into the Thames during the terror attack in London has been named as 29-year-old Andreea Cristea.

According to Romanian media, Ms Cristea was in London to celebrate her boyfriend’s birthday when the attack took place.

It is yet to be established whether she leapt into the water to escape the violence, or if she was thrown from the bridge during the attack.

In a statement, Romanian Ambassador Dan Mihalache claimed that the woman sustained serious head injuries and severe damage to her lungs – while her boyfriend suffered a fractured foot.

Ambulances, police vehicles and emergency services seen on Westminster Bridge on March 22, 2017 (Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images)
Ambulances, police vehicles and emergency services seen on Westminster Bridge on March 22, 2017 (Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images)

He said: ‘They were tourists, unfortunately they were unlucky. They had come to celebrate his birthday.’

Speaking yesterday, a spokesperson for the Port of London authority said: ‘A female member of the public was recovered from the water near Westminster Bridge. She is alive but undergoing urgent medical treatment on a nearby pier.

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‘We believe she fell from the bridge.’

The attack, which killed four people, occurred yesterday afternoon when a lone attacker drove a car over Westminster Bridge and ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians.

The car then crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament, before the attacker left the car and ran to Parliament – where PC Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old married father, was fatally stabbed.

The attacker was subsequently shot dead by police.